According to the Future Health Index, individuals who have a medical history of cardiac health issues are more likely than individuals overall to agree that they use digital health technology or mobile health apps to feel more in control of their health (38% vs 34%).
Individuals with a medical history of cardiac health issues are also more likely than individuals overall to share health data from digital health technology or mobile health apps when they meet with their healthcare professional (26% vs 23%).
Cardiologists are seeing this trend in their practice as well, as they are more likely than healthcare professionals overall to report that at least a few of their patients share data from digital health technology or mobile health apps with them on an ongoing basis (71% vs 58%) as well as most/every time they meet (78% vs 62%).
When patients share data with their healthcare professionals, they perceive the quality of care they receive to be higher (74% vs 66%).
Increasing the usage of digital health technology among individuals and encouraging data sharing with their healthcare professionals could empower patients to adopt a more proactive attitude towards their health management and ultimately improve healthcare outcomes.
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For more insights on the impact of digital health technology on the transformation of healthcare, please visit the Philips Future Health Index 2019 report at this link: https://www.philips.com/a-w/about/news/future-health-index/reports/2019/transforming-healthcare-experiences.html